The Best of Kirk Whalum

The Best of Kirk Whalum

by Kirk WhalumKirk Whalum




The Best of Kirk Whalum collects a bevy of tracks off smooth jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum's five Columbia albums. Despite the fact that it was these albums that made Whalum a star, they were inconsistent, and it is nice to have his most potent material organized onto one disc. Included are songs from the concert staple "Kyle's Smile" and the soulful "Glow" to mid-'90s material like "X-Factor" and "Peaceful Hideaway." Since most of Whalum's fans probably already have the albums these tracks are culled from, it seems a bit lacking that no previously unreleased material was included. Nonetheless, this is an essential compilation for any smooth jazz fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886974894322
catalogNumber: 748943

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kirk Whalum   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Syreeta   Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Michael Davis   Trombone
Bob James   Keyboards
Steve Khan   Guitar
Dwight Sills   Guitar
Nile Rodgers   Rhythm Guitar
Vaneese Thomas   Background Vocals
Jevetta Steele   Vocals,Background Vocals
Yolanda Adams   Vocals,Soloist
Kenneth Williams   Vocals,Soloist
Jearlyn Steele Battle   Background Vocals
Poogie Bell   Drums
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Dean Brown   Guitar
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards
Schuyler Deale   Bass
Larry Fast   Synthesizer
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion
Doc Powell   Guitar
Yogi Horton   Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Gary King   Bass
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Herman Matthews   Drums
V. Michael McKay   Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass Guitar
Jerry Peters   Keyboards
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Roger Rosenberg   Baritone Saxophone
Philippe Saisse   Keyboards
Kent Smith   Trumpet
Andy Snitzer   Alto Saxophone
Steve Summer   Drums
Lori-Ann Velez   Background Vocals
Cedric Lee   Bass
Tod Vullo   Guitar
Rick Jackson   Piano,Keyboards
Dorian Holly   Vocals
Alvin King   Organ
Don Patterson   Bass
James Williams   Background Vocals
David Brown   Guitar
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob James   Producer
Tom Keene   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Steve Buckingham   Producer
Jay Landers   Producer
V. Michael McKay   Choir Arrangement
Jerry Peters   Programming,Producer
Philippe Saisse   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Christian "Wicked" Wicht   Programming
Ria Shibayama   Art Direction
Fong Y. Lee   Packaging Manager
Kristopher Spencer   Liner Notes

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